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dallas at 18 days of 100 degrees, shifted to the east today what that is, imagine a big lid on a pot, because all the worst heat is trapped underneath that dome. and the dome can't really move out of the way. it's being held in place. and a little dribble of cool air will move across the northern part of the country and give relief in northern areas. but no one else gets any relief from this big block of heat. >> until early next week. sam champion tonight and rich besser here, thank you. >>> we're going to turn to new warnings just as people flood into america's national parks for vacation. this alert comes after that tragedy that took three young looichls at yosemite. they were swept over a 317-foot waterfall. abc's david wright tonight on the other weather extreme that likely played a role in this. >> reporter: the majestic beauty be deadly if you get too close. in yosemite, a massive snow melt has made the water falls even more beautiful than usual. three young adults ignored the warning signs and jumped over the guardrails for a better view. >> i saw a girl sitting on the ledge
big problems. the rainy weather forced 170,000 people to evacuate. mud slides damaged a bridge, the heavy rain affected traffic in some areas are expected to get even more rain. check this out, look at these clouds hanging over colorado. heavy rains, hail, beating up adams county, leaving a trail of ice balls and water puddles alongsides of the roads. cold front moved in earlier this week setting the stage for severe summer storms. >> now, maryland's most powerful doppler radar and the forecast certified most accurate by weather rate. >> jamie, one of those days you sit on the deck, ac, you have to go where the ac is. 92 degrees right now, but the humidity is off the chart. the dew point values are up around 70. sticky, sticky conditions out there. no question about that. hazy sunshine the story most of the day here in charm city. a few clouds bellow up later in the afternoon. for the most part, we stayed clear out the frederick way, just more of that hot, hazy sunshine and similar scenario in annapolis. let's take a look at maryland's most powerful radar right now and bottom
the belmont. forget all about those races. >> who cares about the triple crown when this weekend is the big wiener dog race. racing event in your hometown of seattle. they held some qualifiers yesterday ahead of the big showdown tomorrow. oh yeah. >> you don't mess with the weiner. the winning dog's owner gets cool prizes including a weekend away with their hot dog, you get to bring the wiener dog. what? >> i'm sorry. it's clearly friday here. have you ever owned a wiener dog, messed with a wiener dog? >> i would get a dachshund. i do like those dogs. >> she's pushing me to get one. >> little long-haired dachshunds, they're supposed to be great dogs. you lot of the westies. >> i like little dogs, i'm one of though those. i don't likekehe purse dogs but i like -- >> a little wiener. we'll be back with more "world news now" right after this. [ male announcer ] every day, thousands of people are choosing advil. my name is lacey calvert and i'm a yoga instructor. if i have any soreness, i'm not going to be able to do my job. but once i take advil, i'm able to finish out strong. it really works!
that rock is there such a thing as too big? yes, guys would say. >> i did go looking for answers to that very question and here's what i found. ♪ if you like it then you should have put a ring on it ♪ >> reporter: put a ring on it indeed. when you're the guy to put a ring on on kardashian, there's really only one rule. it better be big. really big. >> i'm engaged. >> color? colorless. >> cut? >> brilliant. >> clarity? >> slightly occluded. >> carat? >> almost, maybe just under, more than he could afford i'm sure -- >> reporter: the famed kim-k bling is nearly 22 carats. some say, enough already. >> i think it should be elegant. to have a chunk of stone on there, you catch it on everything, don't you. doesn't look nice. >> reporter: what ever happened to the sweet little engagement ring and spinning two months' salary? for some women bigger is always better. what do you think when you hear about this 21-carat diamond ring that kim got? >> fabulous, good on her, go for it. >> is there such a thing as too big? >> no. >> reporter: who's buying these giant rocks? lisa kline of lev
: this scandal may not seem like a big deal from afar but it's already left the prime minister scrambling, the head of scotland yard has resigned, and a skating parliamentary report accused rupert murdoch's company of deliberately trying to thwart a criminal investigation into the illegal activities of his newspaper here. >> isn't it time that we sent this non-tax paying murdoch back from whence he came? >> reporter: the prime minister didn't have to. murdoch boarded his private jet to fly home to the u.s. no doubt happy to leave london and all the turbulence behind. jeffrey cough rkofman, abc news loloon. >> certainly not over yet though as this continues to grow and we're investigating issues here. people, perhaps 9/11 victims, who might have had their cell phones hacked. >> it's scary. judging by the atmosphere there. and the number two, headlines in australia this morning, now that country may be stepping into the investigation to see if phone hacking occurred on their turf. so this thing's snowballing out of control. >> that's for sure. agreed. although you can hop in your private je
.s. space program, thihiis a big one, the final shuttle landing ever bringing hundreds of job layoffs with it. >>> shark attack. a 6-year-old girl bitten by a shark in a foot and a half of water. how totay safe at the shore. >>> out of the wild, a leopard's rampage on a village all caught on camera. >>> good morning, everybody. well, like the dollar bill and air force one, nasa's space shuttles are known around the world, symbols of america's might. >> yeah, it's been quite a feat and this morning a bittersweet milestone, the final landing of 135th mission. the 30-year-old program ends with the homecoming of "atlantis" to the international space station. the predawn landing marks the 25th time the shuhule has landed in darkness but the end of the era is bringing big changes to nasa. >> abc's lisa stark is live at kennedy space center on this momentous morning. what is the mood there right now? >> reporter: well, g gd morning, peggy and rob. i think it's a mixed mood. there is always a little bit of but irflies. still have to bring the shuttle home safely but people are nervous, anxiou
:30 in the morning. thanks for joining you, i am-- us, i am megan pringle. >> let's get to the big story locally. it's going to be the weather. yesterday, 100 degrees. >> it was hard to be outside. the air didn't feel like it was moving so we will see when things will change. justin good morning. >> good morning. yeah. we had ourselves a high temperature yesterday of 93. the winds did stir up. we had severe weather. today, the biggest issue is about the heat that tops out today with higher temperatures and the heat index up to 105. so it's going to be uncomfortable to be outside again code orange air quality which is improvement from the outlook for yesterday. thunderstorms isolated today. we will recap last night's storms in a couple minutes. and wait until you see the beautiful pictures we got before we get to beautiful weather. inner harbor, promising 806789 look at downtown. 81 compared to 76 reisterstown and 73 west friendship. westminster and down by annapolis. today's forecast in a moment. but currently we are dry. let's check out the traffic with tonya. >> reporter: we are doing okay. no acc
's headline, ad more people to the big heat. >>> emergency rooms are at 100% capacity in cincinnati, ohio. roads in louisiana are buckling under heat stress. livestock is dying in record numbers in minnesota and south dakota. >> it's bad. it's terrible. >> reporter: and the hottest heat wave in the midwest in 23 years is moving east. nearly half of the entire u.s. population, 141 million americans across 2 dozen states now are under heat advisories. one-two punch of record heat compared with unbearable humidity, the highest heat index, 126 in council bluff, iowa. heat like this is now taxing the power grid leads to thousands of power outages in the midwest meaning no air conditioner. >> the lower level of the house is cooler. i try not to go upstairs. >>> and tension is rising. power crews were forced to leave this chicago street after being harassed by an angry neighbor. the food supply is feeling the stress too. terry swales of wqad is in iowa. >> reporter: here in the quad cities, the heat and humidity has really been stressing the crops especially the corn and farmers are very concern
the big deal. $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next 10 years. speaker john boehner says he wants to, too. but there's in path to get there. the clock is ticking. the major sticking point, whether it's a large part of tax reform, wages on top wage earners go up. it could not take the heat from his republican caucus. >> we have got to be able to deliver on this promise. >> reporter: republicans say that the problem is president obama has been unable to bring his own party around to own entitlement spending that he put on the table. tick tock. the goal is to reach an agreement in the next couple of weeks so that the law can be written and passed before the deadline of august 2nd, that's when the federal government is slated to run out of money. the immediate result, checks might be cut for social security payments, benefits. salaries for military families. . stock market could dive, perhaps as much as 9%. or roughly 8$800 billion. some of it from your retirement savings. interest rates for the u.s. government and for us would shoot up. trying to get a mortgage? what about a car loan
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your family into some place new, you may do a home inspection, there's a big secret nobody has to share. tonight at 11:00, we'll show you how you could move into a meth lab. could be very hazardous to your family. drugs are a huge problem here in maryland. since 2004, police busted 13 labs, but they can be hard to track, because the labs can pop up and disappear quickly and their impact is lasting. >>> doesn't seem like a lot, but it might be 13 places that were not cleaned up properly, that families live in now, maybe a hotel room that was a mess. cook one night, two nights later a family is occupying it. >> tonight at 11:00, we'll show you how to track former meth labs. if you want to see those signs that your home may have been a meth lab in the past. does your house have a criminal past? you'll see our story pop up. we put this clickable interactive feature on the bottom of this story. you can basically look at the home itself and click on different target signs so you can see what they are frosted or blacked out windows. go inside the house itself to see other signs that might pop
back on the 30- year history of the program in nasa. >>> 6:45. another big story this morning, scorching temperatures today. and we are going to be pushing 100 degrees. >> a live look downtown in baltimore. but it's the humidity that is giving the problems this morning. we didn't get to 95. >> i know. it's hard to believe the plants we were seeing weren't wilting because i think that's how you feel when you step outside. >> give me some water. >> so the high temperatures forcing city schools code red summer programs to be closed today and tomorrow. >> affecting schools without air conditioning only. lynette charles when can we spec a break? >> -- expect a break. >> i am thinking tuesday. around 95 on sunday and the forecast goes 92 into the 90s upper 80s. so, that's what i am thinking. right now, though, the moisture levels they are up there. it's so moi's moist outside and sultry. we can see the 70s o-- it's so moist outside and sultry. we can see the 70s. the dome of high pressure is a heat dome and that's what's moving into our area for today and as we go throughout the beg
in for rob nelson. >> i'm linsey davis in for peggy bunker. that collision involved a big 767 delta jet and a smaller jet operated by tell that's commuter service. the good news, just one of the passengers had to go to the hospital. but as you're about to see, it was quite a scare. >> fortunately they weren't going too fast at the time so it could have been a lot worse. >> can you imagine being on there and just not knowing what's happening? >> absolutely, really scary for folks on those flights. >>> another uproar at the airport. with airlines charging you to check your bags shouldn't this fee technically be refund tuesday your luggage gets lost? it's an n sue that has a lot of frequent flyers fuming. linsey, you travel a lot, have you ever lost your bags entirely? >> fortunately, knock on wood, have not. they'll only reimburse you if they lose it for good. >> even maybe not enough money to cover everything that's in it. >>> later on this half hour the final chapter of the harry potter movie story hits theaters today. why this is such a magical time for those who can't get enough of th
. they have won big here. city hall has hauled in cash from 1600 tickets in four years here many from failing to feed the meter while you sneak in for a cup of coffee. at 32 bucks a ticket that is one pricy cup of joe. you will still be a gambling woman? >> maybe. >> right now there is only one problem. these guys use open data to plot the parking tickets. we called and e-mailed the mayor's office of information technology but have not received a response on why the information isn't current. joce sterman, abc 2 news. >>> meet george jettison or at least his car. the flyer car has been cleared for takeoff and it may not be long until you see one of these in the rear view mirror. it is called the transition. makers say it is a roadable aircraft designed to shift from the road to air and back again. who will be allowed to drive this? anybody with a valid driver's license. if you want to fly the car you will need at least a sports pilot license. you can land right in front of your house. the flying car will set you back about $250,000. you can reserve one if you are willing to put down a $10,000
. than we go into saturday -- saturday and then you see a big smile because we are looking pretty good going into saturday and sunday. early saturday morning we could have residual rain. but then we will gradually clear out. nicely going throughout the day and end up with plenty of sunshine that will linger as we go into sunday. once again for today, the temperature coming in right around 86 degrees. the showers and thunderstorms a flash flood watch through the evening and then by tonight, that temperature right around 69 degrees. still more of the say, very soupy, very humid outside and then tomorrow, that temperature coming in right around 88 degrees. and again they are at a.m. showers i am talking about as possible. so it's not a guaranteed thing. and then that gradual clearing is guaranteed as we go throughout the day. here's the 7-day forecast. i know you like it. saturday, nice and dry, 88 degrees. 90 going into sunday and the key there is the fact that we will be less humid going throughout the weekend. as we go into next week, though, the showers and thunderstorms return and it
a wonderful weekend. i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. weather is a big story across the country. flooding in missouri, storms across the rocky mountains. what's it going to do here in our viewing area. and let's wet come back justin berk who has been gone for a while. >> noise to have you back. >> so glad to be here at 4 chn 30 to have an adult -- #:30 to have an adult -- 4-rb:30 to have an a-- 4:30 to have an adult conversation. we colored in the lines for you. southern maryland, lower eastern who are shore. the code red is dangerous. we are building up pollution and heat and the humidity. 90 is with a we hit yesterday in baltimore -- what we hit yesterday in baltimore. this morning, 74 and we have a couple more hot days. we will talk about how hot in a moment. let's take you outside to look at traffic with tonya. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are accident free in baltimore city and baltimore county. great way to start the morning. let's look at the beltway. no incidents to report. this is 695 at wilkins on the southwest side. a little heavier traffic on the outer
pulled pork sub. brace yourself for the big, bold taste tender, succulent slow-cooked pork with sweet and smoky barbecue sauce, all on freshly baked bread. subway. eat fresh®. >>> now "good morning maryland." >>> today a government study about distracted driving is expected to be released and it shows that the crackdown and the public education about the dangers have proven highly effective. the study says hand-held cell phone use and texting while driving dropped sharply in syracuse new york and harford connecticut during four periods of stepped up enforcement coupled with media campaigns as well. so the transportation secretary says that the study shows the strong laws combined with the highly visible police enforcement can reduce dangerous cell phone habits when you are behind the wheel. >>> and don't expect to see gas prices go down anymore at least for now. this is all coming from the lundberg survey and it's not great news. it found the two month drop off in gasoline crisis across the country is stopped due to steady and crude oil prices. the average price of a gallon of regula
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